Reese Witherspoon celebrates the 20 year anniversary of Legally Blonde with rare photos: ‘Playing Elle Woods was the role of a lifetime’
Reese Witherspoon delighted Legally Blonde fans everywhere as she celebrated the film’s 20 year anniversary on Tuesday with a slew of rare and behind-the-scenes snaps.
Reese posted a treasure trove of images taken from the set of the hit 2001 film as she gushed about the honor of playing sorority sister turned law student Elle Woods.
‘Omigod you guys ….#LegallyBlonde premiered 20 years ago TODAY! Time flies when you’re busy using legal jargon in your every day life. But truly… playing Elle Woods was the role of a life time and I’m so honored to have been a part of sharing her story with you all,’ Reese, 45, wrote.
‘Playing Elle Woods was the role of a life time’: Reese Witherspoon delighted Legally Blonde fans everywhere as she celebrated the film’s 20 year anniversary on Tuesday with a slew of rare snaps taken from the hit movie
‘Every meme, graduation cap, musical number, halloween costume and bend & snap has brought me so much JOY over these past two decades! I wonder… what will Elle do next?’
The never-before-seen images included a snap of Reese and her on-screen rival Selma Blair.
While the pair are both in love with the same man in the film, the women looked like the best of friends as they shared a smile, with Selma even wearing a blonde wig.
One memorable moment also captured in the slideshow was of the cast performing the iconic ‘bend and snap’ move in the salon.
Blonde ambition! The never-before-seen images included a snap of Reese and her on-screen rival Selma Blair, who wore a blonde wig
Bend and snap! Reese and her co-stars performed the iconic ‘bend and snap’ pose
Wheel-y fun! Elle skated away on her roller blades and tiny blue shorts
Even Elle’s furry BFF Bruiser was included in the snaps.
Wearing a hot pink dress, Reese beamed with joy as she held her dressed-up chihuahua.
The pooch sat dutifully at her feet as she kissed her on-screen love interest Emmett (Luke Wilson).
Another video showed Elle floating in the pool wearing her famous sparkly bikini.
Sealed with a kiss! Elle locked lips with her love interest Emmett (played by Luke Wilson)
In her Instagram Stories, Reese revealed she still has fans approaching her on a regular basis with stories of how Elle inspired them to pursue their dreams.
‘It also completely opened me up to so many people in the world who come up to me, every week or every month, literally, and say, “Elle Woods inspired me to go to law school.” “Elle Woods made me believe in myself.”
‘And, “I played Elle Woods in the school play!” So I really feel like I share Elle Woods with every single person that made this film, who I love so dearly, but also with all of you.’
Order in the court! Co-stars Victor Garber, Wilson, Ali Larter, Matthew Davis and Selma Blair posed for a photo
Lights, camera, action! Legally Blonde spawned several sequels and even a Tony-nominated Broadway musical
Making a splash! She posted a video of her character floating in the pool while wearing her famous sparkly bikini
Debuting on July 13, 2021, Legally Blonde told the story of sorority girl Elle Woods, who decides to follow her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School.
While failing to be taken seriously by many of her peers, Elle buckles up, gains the respect of her classmates, wins a murder trial, and moves on from her ex.
Legally Blonde spawned several sequels and even a Tony-nominated Broadway musical.
Vote for Elle! In her Instagram Stories, Reese revealed she still has fans approaching her on a regular basis with stories of how Elle inspired them to pursue their dreams